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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Brook Path, Diptych - SOLD

Brook Path, Diptych
Oil on Canvas Panels, each 8" x 10"
SOLD the set at $40.00 plus shipping.
Still working with the panorama idea, but I didn't have any square canvases. This represents an imaginary place, patched together from a bunch of my photos. It was a complete struggle, since I read in the brochure that you can mix the water soluble oils with regular oils. Well, make that "sort of" because the two did not play nicely together for me. It is chemically feasible, but it got either very slimy or quite tacky in the doing.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Apple - SOLD

Christmas Apple Water Soluble Oils on Canvas Panel, 6" x 8" SOLD at $20.00 plus shipping. Still messing around with the water miscible oils, to see what I can do with them, and the limited palette. A small and simple painting today.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Woodland Panorama - NA

Woodland Panorama Water Soluble Oils on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 16" Not Available. Since some of my students will be working in water soluble oils, I found a small, student grade set on sale and also picked up a Thinner and a Medium for the paints. I figured I had better at least try them out, so I can relate to the students who are using them. I am also in the planning stages for a diptych that will be proportionate to this small one, and thinking in terms of what will work for that. So this piece is experimental in two ways. The paints act quite differently than my oil based oils. To me, at this stage anyway. Maybe the artist grade paints act more like oils, I'll find that out.

Poinsettia 2 - SOLD

Poinsettia 2 Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 10" SOLD at $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Isn't this one a little gem? I decided to try again with the poinsettia and be more concerned with the values than the actual colors. Even though the colors aren't correct, they "read" right, and I think that's due to the values.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Poinsettia - SOLD

Poinsettia Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. Have you actually ever heard anyone pronounce this correctly? Don't we all say "point..." when it's actually "poin...". I know I do. Anyway, the trick with this one was trying to get the light red bright enough to suggest the velvety intense color while still using little to no white. I think I'm going to try it again, and see if I can't improve the color, though I'm happy enough with this one.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Apples in Bowl by Bev Halpert - SOLD

Apples in Bowl by Bev Halpert Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 8" SOLD. I've used this little pottery bowl before, and it's got such a nice shape and color (lovely glazing) that I decided to use the stripes and apples again with this pottery. Fun to paint with all the variations in the glaze. The bowl was done by potter Beverly Halpert.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Blue Glass with Apples - Sold

Blue Glass with Apples Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. One of my collectors liked the Apples in Red, White and Blue from the other day, and asked if I would be doing another, so this one is for Nancy if she wants it. This time there are three apples, and the lighting and fabric are a bit different. Still fun to do though, i am liking how these are turning out.
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